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Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

Published 1943

Based on the Sir Authur Conan Doyle story "The Dancing Men", Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are placed in WWII europe to help protect a scientist and his invention from the Nazis.

Basil Rathbone .... Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce .... Dr. John H. Watson
Lionel Atwill .... Professor Moriarty
Kaaren Verne .... Charlotte Eberli
William Post Jr. .... Dr. Franz Tobel
Dennis Hoey .... Inspector Lestrade
Holmes Herbert .... Sir Reginald Bailey
Mary Gordon .... Mrs. Hudson

Run time 01:07:51
Production Company Universal Pictures Company Inc.
Audio/Visual sound, black & white


Reviewer: Puck30 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 30, 2010
Subject: A Good One!
Good Movie, Good Cast, Good Quality Picture. You can't go wrong with this one.
Reviewer: bucktooth jones - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 30, 2010
Subject: your movie and web page
great movie beats hulu holmes movies read the stories.will be checking out more movies on holmes and a western or two.
keep up the good work everyone.
bucktooth jones
Reviewer: porterville - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 29, 2010
Subject: Another Excellent Sherlock Holmes Movie
This film has a meaningful plot, moves along in a sequential manner, has good acting from Nigel Bruce, Basil Rathbone and supporting cast, and is very entertaining. Very worthwhile to view.
Reviewer: accalaurie49 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 19, 2010
Subject: Sherlock Holmes in WW II?
Well, I do not think about HolmesĀ“ age in the 1940s, that the story has nothing to do with the Conan Doyle stories. It is really a well written detective plot. Rathbone acts brilliantly as ever. I highly recommend this film.
Abusing the review site here for advertising an illegal download site as my previous reviewer does is definitely not correct!!!
Reviewer: FREEMAN1111 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 16, 2010
Subject: download
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Reviewer: picfixer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 31, 2010
Subject: Holmes Masters the Master Race
Another engaging sleuth fest from the Universal series starring the indomitable duo, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. This time Holmes needs all of his fabulous powers of deduction and three different disguises to rescue a secret bomb sight and its Swiss inventor from the clutches of professor Moriarty (Lionel Atwill). He is assisted, of course, by the always loyal Dr. Watson and the continuously confused Inspector Lestrade (Dennis Hoey). These Universal Pictures Holmes films always produce memorable lines. Here is my favorite from this one: Watson to Holmes: "Woman? What woman?" Holmes: "She's blonde, five foot six, full-lipped and extremely affectionate." Now there's a mystery worth deducing! Some are a little better than others, but you can't go wrong with any of these highly entertaining detective yarns.
Reviewer: Ion Stepanek - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 15, 2009
Subject: Secret Weapon
Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce will always be Holmes and Watson to me. But that top secret bomb sight looks suspiciously like my Omega D2 photo enlarger. Who knew?

Still a lot of fun.
Reviewer: bygracealone - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 26, 2008
Subject: Review
This story is very suspenseful and exciting!
Reviewer: Dominator - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 18, 2005
Subject: Cannot Replace Conan Doyle's
But certainly film worth watching,I certainly doubt Watson's sense of humour and professor's
shrewdness, save these two,this movie is near flawless.Rathbone has fitted perfectly(Sherlock Holmes).
Reviewer: satty - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 2, 2005
Subject: H.264
The file in H.264 is close to perfect (335 MB, 320 * 240).
So far the best quality from I downloaded.

I would love to see more movies in this format.
Reviewer: Scott Saunders - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 25, 2005
Subject: High-Res MPEG H.264
The larger of the MPEG 4 files is an MEPG H.264 file. You will need QuickTime 7 to play it

It's also been optimized to work on new ipod+video


As for the movie. Sure Holmes would have been at least 80, but who cares? The worlds greatest fictional detective vs. the Nazis. How cool is that?
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